Installing my 54D is about 50%, goes right on one time and the next the front wheels rotate in different directions (or one turns the other slips) coming down off the front of the deck and the deck rotates and becomes stuck under the tractor (YES, IT'S ENGAGED 4WD).
Today it was another hour jacking and blocking to get the deck out from under. This time I found the piece below sitting on the mower deck:
4 1/8" long, 1/2" wide, 1/4" thick with 2 bad welds which had rusted through:
Where did it come from? I'm in a mowing bind, my GX is waiting for a transmission filter and is drained of hydro fluid and I need to get the 1026/54D working so here's my question. The PTO female connector is hanging down and does not line up with the deck fitting, can I hang it in alignment with a wire and manually move the deck to engage the shaft to the deck? In other words will the shaft drive the deck without the piece that is broken off involved? Hope this makes some kind of sense to someone!
( to keep from cryin'! I hate this deck, cuts great, but is awful to install!)